M. E Thomas 'Confessions Of A Sociopath'

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“Remorse is alien to me. I have a penchant for deceit. I am generally free of entangling and irrational emotions. I am strategic and canny, intelligent and confident but I also struggle to react appropriately to other people’s confusing and emotion-driven social cues.” This quote from M.E Thomas’ infamous “confessions of a sociopath,” accurately summarizes the sociopath’s many demons and what the anti-social person experiences on a day to day basis; lack of remorse for others, actively targeting acquaintances and loved ones to exploit them, using charm/charisma to manipulate, and more often than not, violating laws and disregarding authority. It is clear how possessing these personality traits would get you into endless trouble and cause the demise of many relationships, taking into account that personality disorders are tough to treat and often something that is ongoing before there is any real breakthrough. Therefore, I feel it is important to understand the underlying motives of sociopaths and what causes impairment in their empathy. Like most personality disorders, the anti social personality disorder is a type of chronic mental condition in which a person’s way of thinking and perceiving situations are flawed. This naturally makes a patient more difficult to treat as it is ultimately entirely up to them…show more content…
Arguing “nature” seems to give sociopaths a free pass whereas arguing nurture would imply that sociopaths are capable of reversing their condition through hard work and tough therapies but regularly choose not to. The answer however is much more complicated and many psychologists and scientists would in fact argue that sociopathy is a combination of both genes and environment. While there is a clear heritable link amongst anti socials, environment also plays a huge role in triggering particular genes and is highly responsible for the development of almost every individual; sociopath or
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